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An Interview with Kristin Omdahl

Crochetqueen: What inspires your designs?
Kristin: Textures in nature is a big inspiration for me: formation of flower petals, textures of leaves, feather and scale patterns on animals, etc. I also love architectural textures: tile work, brickwork, especially mosaic and Moroccan tiles. I like to get inspiration for silhouettes from the runways, but only with cut & sewn garments. I try to avoid seeing what others are doing in the fiber world.

Crochetqueen:  How long have you been designing?
Kristin: I’m self taught at knitting and crochet. I’ve been designing for almost as long as I’ve had yarn in my hands. Designing came quickly and easily to me.

Crochetkween: I am always grateful to hear about the therapeutic benefits of crochet; it seems like that is the case for you. What got you interested in crochet?
Kristin: Pregnant, alone, and living overseas, I was really homesick. Making the decision to teach myself to make baby things was very comforting to me, and I started with a pair of b…

Book Review: Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl

There is no debate that Kristin Omdahl has proven herself as a capable designer of crochet fashion! Her latest effort, Crochet So Lovely, shows that in addition to using her construction and technical skills, she applies her “heart” to achieve a romantic and feminine look.


For the Love of Granddaughters!

Learning about the letter Y this week in the Junior Kindergarten class at my granddaughter's school in Indianapolis was perfect timing! "Yarn" starts with Y and it's National Crochet Month. Not exactly a coincidence because both of the wonderfully patient teachers are savvy crafters!

My grandaughter, Chloe, loves her class; and I was thrilled to be invited as guest speaker to talk about "Yarn bombing" this week. The 200-mile trip was well worth it when I saw the enthusiastic and adorable children gathered in their circle waiting for my arrival.